Dr William Yarde is a resident of Fayetteville Georgia since 1997, and the State of Georgia since 1979. He obtained a BSc in Biology from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, in 1978 and his Medical Degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1985. He completed his Neurosurgical Residency at The University of Kansas in 1997. After retiring from the United States Navy in 2017 he obtained a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Penn State in 2018. He was trained in military acupuncture in 2013.

Dr Yarde is a Retired United States Navy Neurosurgeon with twenty-five years of military service. He served in both the United states Army and the United States Navy. He is also an Afghanistan War Veteran, serving in Kandahar as a trauma neurosurgeon during the 2013-2014 period. During his active duty years, he held positions in various leadership roles which includes Neurosurgery Department Head, Director of Surgical Services and Board of Trustee member of the NATO Role 3 hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He also served on various committees and boards in both civilian and active duty realms. These includes, trauma committees/boards, infectious, quality control, peer review and Court Martial boards. He received several awards, citation, and medals during his military tenure


Although he lived in various parts of the country, and the world, Fayetteville was and is always his home. Since retiring his intentions are to dedicate his time to serving the community of Fayette county, and the state of Georgia in the capacity of a public servant, and board member of a nonprofit organization(s). Should he be given the opportunity to serve the county as a commissioner, his decisions will always be driven by the first and foremost question, “what’s in the best interest of the Fayette county community and its residents?”

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